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  1. Use oxy acetylene to heat nuts. Then even the most stubborn nut or bolt will come apart in one piece. Take the manifold to a turbo work shop as tricky to split turbo from manifold yourself. Oil pipes probably need replacement or repair.
  2. I’ve told you before. You suck and blow on the largest hose barb to test if check valve seals. Check valve should seal when sucking.
  3. Searching by Smart or Mercedes part number does not guarantee you won’t get a fake Gates or worse thermostat. Same if you search with Wahler part number 3146.90D. It seems fake parts manufacturers like Gates cross reference their substandard parts with the good original parts.
  4. You need some of these: ,....,,......,,....
  5. Clutch actuator dropped off now suspended by its cable?
  6. The Delphi Metri-Pack 280 male terminals are rather expensive. I can source 100 for £13.80 from RS Components. £5 for 10 on eBay. Both include free shipping.
  7. Freshly printed: i would have preferred green but white was all they had. Now need to source suitable terminals.
  8. I’ve been viewing the STL files with stl viewer on iPhone. It appears the terminal slots are wrong. Viewing from female end the slots appear centred. Viewing from other end the slots appear too far to the side. Edit. Checked the same file on an online viewer using PC and it looks fine. Must therefore be a problem with the stl viewer I installed on my iPhone. Have now sent the files to the nearest print shop.
  9. That is how my set up has been since 2002. Has been very reliable. Still wish to try emulator to gain space for oil catch can. Many thanks to Stickman for providing circuit diagram and plug CAD file. Will have the plug printed locally for free by a company where I maintain machinery. Assume I also need male terminal pins. What is the spec for them and where to source?
  10. I also made an adjustable thermostat. I bored out a Wahler and fitted a bronze spindle allowing adjustment of disc height relative to seat. Therefore possible to adjust opening temperature of thermostat.
  11. Can also not rule out EGR pipe and EGR cooler. Could be a leaking joint or crack.
  12. I guess exhaust fumes will be rather black and sooty too. EGR gas is hot and could melt rubber and plastic parts in inlet duct. What I mean by inlet duct is anything from air inlet at side to and including inlet manifold.
  13. Smart Parts Direct has them. The struts can be replaced without removing front panels. Access top mount nut through service flaps each side. Undo nuts with impact gun, swivel joint, extension bar and socket.